University of Westminster

Course Introduction

This course aims to produce postgraduates with an advanced understanding of communication systems with special emphasis on the application of digital signal processing, which supports and pervades all modern communication systems. It makes extensive use of MATLAB and Simulink simulation tools to design digital filters that perform noise reduction, signal shaping and channel modelling. Adaptive filters, matched filters, reception and detection algorithms essential for digital communications are also modelled and tested. The course consists of 3 learning modules (40 credits each) plus an individual project (60 credits). Each learning module consists of a short course of lectures and initial hands'on experience. This is followed by a period of independent study supported by a series of tutorials. The course structure is quite flexible, affording industry'based students an opportunity to attend and accumulate module credits over an extended period of time. It also simultaneously serves the full'time student cohort which generally progresses through the MSc pathway in a single calendar year. All of our courses are in the process of seeking accreditation by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Course Additional Entry

Qualifications equivalent to a good Honours degree (a minimum lower 2nd Class) from a British university in electronic engineering or a good Honours degree in computer science, mathematics or other technological subject with a knowledge of mathematics and signal processing. Relevant work experience will be taken into account.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,500  Academic year. First year home fees